Journal of Children's Services

Journal of Children's Services

Research informing policy and practice

ISSN: 1746-6660

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Aims and Scope

Journal of Children’s Services (JCS) encourages the international development of research-based, outcome-focused services to better safeguard and promote the well-being of children and their families.

JCS improves understanding of the way that child development and applied social research can contribute to the evidence-base and increasing integration of children’s services. This includes activity organised by health, education, social care, police, youth justice and voluntary/independent agencies.

The journal's peer-reviewed coverage includes:

  • child development research and its implications
  • methodological issues and their application to practice
  • evaluation of innovative services, using quantitative and qualitative methods
  • applied research, such as assessment, information-sharing, multi-agency working and prevention
  • social, economic, cultural and political analysis of child well-being and children’s services
  • critical discussion of the conceptual frameworks that inform service provision
  • promotion of initiatives to forge stronger links between research, policy and practice.

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Journal of Children’s Services is published in partnership with the Dartington Social Research Unit, UK.

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This journal is abstracted and indexed by:

British Nursing Index, EBSCO Academic Search Alumni/Complete/Elite/Premier, Educational Research Abstracts, Illustrata, ReadCube Discover, Scopus, Social Care Online, SocINDEX, ZETOC

This journal is ranked by:

Scopus, The Database for Statistics on Higher Education, Norway (Level 1)

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